Welcome to Third Grade!

My name is Stephanie Berganza.  I am the vice principal and third grade teacher at Holy Spirit School.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Alhambra, but my family is from Guatemala. Growing up I had so many different ideas of what I wanted to do when I “grew up.” After chasing many different dreams at Pasadena City College I got some amazing advice. One of my teachers told me to do what made me happy. At the time I was working as a Park and Recreation Leader.  Working with children had always really made me happy. I worked for the Parks and Recreation department for seven years. In those seven years I coached basketball, cheerleading, drill team, and volleyball. I also was the site supervisor for the summer enrichment program. I loved it! I wanted to work with children.

Once I knew what my goal was I tirelessly worked towards it. I transferred from PCC to the California State University, Los Angeles. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in multiple subject curriculum and a multiple subject credential. During this time I worked as an instructional aide for three years at a Catholic School in Glendale. Once I had my teaching credential I was thrilled to receive a job as the first grade teacher at Holy Spirit School. After taking a year off to teach, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to earn a Master’s of Science in Education from Mount Saint Mary’s College.

I have had a blast working at Holy Spirit School. This is my 8th year working in our school. I taught 1st grade for five years and now I am so happy to be the third grade teacher. I can’t believe it has already been seven years. My life has changed a lot in the last eight years.  I am happily married and have a son. Time flies when you’re having fun!!

Any Questions? Email me: stephanieberganza@gmail.com / Twitter: @MsBerganza

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